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Dear PoP – Renovating a Row House

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2010 at 2:30 pm 37 Comments

Bloomingdale 02-09
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“Dear PoP,

We are thinking about purchasing a victorian rowhouse in Bloomingdale neighborhood. The house itself is move-in ready, and has a lot of original details intact: transoms, woodwork, fireplace (walled off), staircase. But it still needs quite a bit of work done if we are to restore it to its original grandeur – for example stripping layers of white paint from said original woodwork, removing carpets and refinishing original hardwood floors. We really want to restore, not just renovate, the house. We were wondering if any of your readers would have suggestions and resources that we could consult – from books to contractors.”

Here is a talk we had on wood floor restorations. You should peruse the general renovation posts as well.

Do you guys have any other general recommendations fro contractors and/or books to consult?

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